Even as Union ministers and members of the media fraternity targeted Mumbai Police over the manner in which Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was arrested, the family of late interior designer Anvay Naik welcomed the move.

Anvay's wife Akshata told media persons after the arrest, "We want to thank authorities for this arrest. We can't forget 2018. We want to thank Maharashtra Police for standing by a daughter of the State. My husband named 3 people in a suicide note. Arnab Goswami ensured my husband did not get his dues." 

"We are happy with Arnab Goswami's arrest. There was a lot of pressure on us to close the case from the police earlier. My husband e-mailed Arnab asking to return money and that it was matter of life and death for him. He didn't meet our father."

Naik's daughter added, "Republic TV did not pay my father Rs 83 lakh. He also e-mailed, but did not receive it. My father was continuously threatened. Bikers followed, people used to come and sit at home. Our phones were tapped. They had threatened to ruin my career too." 

"Today, we are getting support from people, but why did the arrest not happen then, we are trying to find out. When the incident (suicide) happened, I believed in the institutions and knocked on every door," she said.

"Don't we want to live, only Arnab Goswami has the right to live? He was saying so much about Sushant Singh. My husband had written his name in the suicide note, but no action was taken. The people of India should support the truth, there is no need for political interference," she added.

53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik died by suicide in Alibaug in May 2018. A suicide note purportedly written by Anvay was found in which he said that Goswami and two others -- Feroz Shaikh and Niteish Sarda -- had not paid him which led to his financial constraints.